VPN for Secure Employer Network Access

Posted by BAS - 02 February, 2023


Using a virtual private network (VPN) protects against cyber intruders when working remotely.

A VPN is an encrypted, secure pathway for a remote user to transmit and receive data through the Internet. Failing to use a VPN connection to transmit data gives cybercriminals an increased chance of intercepting information. The following steps are encouraged with respect to remote working and VPN connections:

  • Update VPNs and network infrastructure devices with the latest software patches and security configurations.
  • Inform employees about an expected increase in phishing attempts.
  • Have IT personnel up to date on log review, attack detection, and incident response and recovery.
  • Implement multi-factor authentication or strong passwords on VPN connections
  • Ensure VPN limitations are tested to prepare for mass usage and, if needed, implement modifications—such as rate limiting—to prioritize users that will require higher bandwidths.

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